This professional contributes to solving the solution design and implementation issues in project management by providing expert advice, guidance and leadership to the project manager, team and other stakeholders.
Eric also gave you some great insight from a hiring manager point of view. This is a really great opportunity but consider these other ideas. Are you a great communicator? Do you like your boss and current team members? Do you like change or do your like a predictable work day in and out?
What are your strengths and weakness? What kind of influence do you have in the organization? Are you good at motivating others? Are you a self directed, self motivated and a take charge kind of person? Do you know what PMs in your organization do?
Do you like to lead or follow? Where do you want to be in 5 - 10 years from now? What is your career path as a BA vs PM? What are your skillsets to be a PM? Is there training, coaching and mentoring, in house courses, PM support groups etc?
Lot of options to consider so before you make a quick decision; sit down with a piece of paper and weigh your options.
Nov 1, 2: PMs go to program managers, portfolio managers non-line management roles they can end up a PMO manager which is line management. So it is line management - managing people or project management, managing projects and programs.
Both different ladders, so which one suits you? Nov 24, 1:Project Manager vs. Business Analyst Let’s start by clarifying the difference between the roles of the project manager and the business analyst.
In essence, project managers are responsible for delivering the solution to a problem. In such companies, systems analysts lay the ground work for the project managers by establishing the business requirements a project is expected to fulfill. By the time a project manager begins to execute the project, the analyst is already moving to define the next business opportunity.
I have a hard time deciding whether “versus” is a good word to compare the two roles. On one hand, the project manager and business analyst should be working collaboratively. On the other hand, the two roles do offer a healthy contest in project related decisions.
The issue at hand is that there is a. So, Can the Same Person Function as a Project Manager and Business Analyst on the Same Project?
The answer, of course, is yes, they can. Another related question, though, is whether or not they should.
The project manager is more operations manager for that project. Think of them as an account manager.
They are responsible to complete on time, on budget, and the ability for billing to collect the fees from the client PMs deal with cost, fullfillment of resources, staffing, and timetable. A systems analyst could successfully fill the role of a project manager with an effectively balanced workload.
A small-to-medium-size business without the luxury of a large staff might have no other choice than to assign one employee to both roles.